Explore without a car

16 million visitors explore the Lake District each year and most of them use their own cars.  But there are so many ways to explore car-free.  And everytime you do, you’ll discover something new.

To discover free itineraries, local travel tips and loads of car-free journey ideas, visit GoLakesTravel.

Some ideas!

Here are just a few ways you can get about the Lakes without your car:

Windermere Lake Cruises Information about cruises on Lake Windermere

Mountain Goat Minibus tours of the Lake District

Lakes Supertours Minibus tours of the Lake District

Ullswater Steamers Information about historic steamers sailing Lakeland’s second longest lake

CountryLanes bike hire Hire a bike from the local cycle hire experts with two cycle hire centres located on Windermere Railway Station and Lakeside, Newby Bridge.

Electric Bicycle Network Hire an electric bike to get around the Lakes and let the bike take the strain!

Get Whizy in a Twizy Explore the Lake District in a cleaner greener, fun way using an electric car.

Lakeland Segway ‘ Glide’ around a private 6,000 acre private estate nestled in the Lake District National Park on a solar powered 2 wheeled vehicle.

Read our Environmental Policy statement here.

Birthday Parties

Take the hassle out of organising your child’s birthday party and have a fun day to remember in a completely unique setting with a VIP appearance from the most famous Rabbit in the world!

Tea Room

The Beatrix Potter™ themed tea room is a family friendly cafe with fabulous home-made cakes, scones and soup, not forgetting the Peter Rabbit™ picnic basket.  There’s something for everyone!


Browse for souvenirs in our famous Beatrix Potter shop and take a little bit of Potter magic home with you.  You can also shop online before you visit, or pop in our boutique Nursery shop, just outside the Attraction.

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